National Nuclear Laboratory


Sunday 25 May 2014

New Position Paper – UK Nuclear Horizons

Conditions for a “Nuclear Renaissance” are falling into place in many countries. New nuclear build, financed by private investment, is now recognised by UK Government to have a clear role as part of the future energy mix, with the benefits of building and operating new reactors in the UK clearly outweighing the detriments. Nuclear energy is now viewed as affordable, dependable and safe, while also being capable of providing a low-carbon energy and increasing diversity thereby reducing the UK’s dependence on any one technology or country for our energy or fuel supplies. In order to implement a workable strategy, there are several areas which need to be considered and addressed.

Our latest position paper sets out the National Nuclear Laboratory’s assessment of these areas and proposes options for moving forward.